Dewsbury Canoe Tour (May 2013)

Dewsbury Canoe Tour (May 2013)

I’m going out on Friday to scout a possible new canoe trail, and could do with some-one else coming along”.  That’s how I came to be meeting Phil Scowcroft from Canoe England at Friday lunchtime in Dewsbury canal basin. What are canoe trails? This is an initiative from Canoe England to help increase participation in …

Washburn Day – 9th September 2012

Washburn Day – 9th September 2012

Those early bird volunteers were lucky enough to see the taps turned on and witness the gentle trickle of the Washburn turn into a raging torrent of fun and carnage. The sun was shining and therefore the buns were out (and flapjack, lemon cake, etc). Sarah was already flipping burgers. The venue was set for …

Anglesey Sea Kayaking – August 2012

Anglesey Sea Kayaking – August 2012

Cast: Mark Limmer, Julien Plant, Cliff, Ian, Christine, Victoria, Keith, Craig and Mandy (Welcome back Mandy) As I lay down on my bed and closed my eyes on sunday night after an exceedingly pleasant weekend sea-kayaking, I was initially startled that the bed was rolling. Rolling and swaying, pitching up and down, to the rhythm of the gentle …

River Llugwy – January 2012

River Llugwy – January 2012

The weather was ugly, but the Llugwy was lovely! A small but dedicated band (Adrian W, Guy and Les) battled with gale force winds for the Llugwy trip – and that was just getting the boats on the car roof outside Ford towers at early o’clock on a Saturday morning. I swear Sarah was laughing …